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So, it might be worth the wait and get a computer in second half of 2008 instead of first half?

Yeah, I know, there is always something new coming up soon, but I consider motherboards (and sockets) to be the backbone of a new system.

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Question: Intel has been using the same CPU socket for quite some time now, are there any plans for them to change to a new socket?



Yup. The bacth of processors comming out now is "pennryn" and the next one dubbed "nehalm", will supposedly feature some major changes so it wont be possible to use the LGA775 socket anymore.

I beg to differ.

Penryn is the blanket term for 45nm CPU's. They branch off as the Wolfsdale (2 core CPU) and the Yorkfield (2 Wolfdales = 4 core CPU). Penryn will also use the LGA775 socket. My own motherboard the Asus Commando LGA775 Socket, Intel 965P Chipset supports the 45nm processors(with a BIOS update.) Not all motherboards of course will support this update because of hardware or capitalism issues. For instance the Quad core (Yorkfield) Penryns look like they will have a 1600FSB, that can be a big problem hardware wise, also the voltage for the CPU's will be different, so cross your fingers and check your mobo manufacturer. The Wolfsdale will have a 1333FSB.

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Ahhh the quick edit option skipped a beat.

The Yorkfield is actually a 1333FSB and so is the Wolfsdale. Its the Skulltrail V8 that is 1600FSB.

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Speaking of upcoming hardware, not sure if this is true, but.. Diamond pulled the page and claim it "leaked":

http://img502.images...d3850pageq5.jpg

As usual, ATI looks good on paper.. probably plays like **** in real life. I'm still waiting with a glimmer of hope though.

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I've had some good luck with ATI in the past. Granted, some of that luck has come in the form of omega drivers and whatnot. ATI has had better products than folks are willing to credit them.

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Yea, me too. I went from a Nvidia Geforce Ti4600 to a ATI Radeon 9800PRO (best card EVER!) to a Geforce 7800GS to my current ATI Radeon 1950XTX.

It's time for me to upgrade but I can't figure out which card to buy. ATI has nothing on the market that fits me right now and after the 7800 debacle I am very reluctant to switch back to Nvidia and their horribly broken drivers. But the 8800GT looks so fiiiine!

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Question: Intel has been using the same CPU socket for quite some time now, are there any plans for them to change to a new socket?



Yup. The bacth of processors comming out now is "pennryn" and the next one dubbed "nehalm", will supposedly feature some major changes so it wont be possible to use the LGA775 socket anymore.

I beg to differ.

Penryn is the blanket term for 45nm CPU's. They branch off as the Wolfsdale (2 core CPU) and the Yorkfield (2 Wolfdales = 4 core CPU). Penryn will also use the LGA775 socket. My own motherboard the Asus Commando LGA775 Socket, Intel 965P Chipset supports the 45nm processors(with a BIOS update.) Not all motherboards of course will support this update because of hardware or capitalism issues. For instance the Quad core (Yorkfield) Penryns look like they will have a 1600FSB, that can be a big problem hardware wise, also the voltage for the CPU's will be different, so cross your fingers and check your mobo manufacturer. The Wolfsdale will have a 1333FSB.



Well, the Nehalem does not use a front sid bus at all, so I doubt it will work with LGA775 motherboards.

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It's time for me to upgrade but I can't figure out which card to buy. ATI has nothing on the market that fits me right now and after the 7800 debacle I am very reluctant to switch back to Nvidia and their horribly broken drivers.

Like I was saying..

http://www.elitebast...mp;limitstart=1

Crap like this is what I don't need.

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Interesting. I've already hitched my horse to the 8800, so I'll be able to tell you first hand how it looks.

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Speaking of upcoming hardware, not sure if this is true, but.. Diamond pulled the page and claim it "leaked":

http://img502.images...d3850pageq5.jpg

As usual, ATI looks good on paper.. probably plays like **** in real life. I'm still waiting with a glimmer of hope though.

The rumor mills say these cards will be super cheap because of the 55nm, and price war. I read that the 3870 will be around $200 but i can't give you any credible source. Maybe Ill wait till this comes out. I've only had 1 ATI graphic card the 9500pro. It rocked! The best $130 I ever spent on a computer.

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Nvidia and their horribly broken drivers.



I wish that wasnt true, but it is. Nvidia's drivers took a plunge about the time when Vista was released. My Geforce8 runs better than my 7, but its not like it used to be :huh:

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Huh? I ain't had even a minor issue...

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Huh? I ain't had even a minor issue...

There were MAJOR problems with forceware and Oblivion, especially when compared to ATI.

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My Gf7900GTX has glitches in almost every game. The latest on being Call of Duty 4, where textures turn black at random.


..compared to a few years ago where Nvidia was solid performance, and ATI sucked

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My Gf7900GTX has glitches in almost every game. The latest on being Call of Duty 4, where textures turn black at random.


..compared to a few years ago where Nvidia was solid performance, and ATI sucked


I ain't played COD 4 so I couldn't say... I really haven't had a problem though.

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Some info:
Vista vs XP Pro
Skulltrail supports Quad SLi
Intel to stop single core production
512GB Solid State drives

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Hmm, maybe Bokishi is right after all. It sounds like Vista has shaped up pretty nicely since the last XP comparison I saw.

I'll wait for the SP1 before I make up my mind about it.

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I'm always right lol

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Some info:
Skulltrail supports Quad SLi

Huh, what wall socket will be able to take a gaming hog with Quad SLI?

Geeze i have to much time on my hands to make an image like this...

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Bokishi is right. A lot of what I had just plain looks better in Vista. I guess you could call me a convert to the "Bok way." Like Vista 64 I do!




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